Category Archives: CNN – Politics

Fact-checking Trump’s tweet about Hillary Clinton email review

President Donald Trump returned to one of his favorite foils early Tuesday morning, tweeting out a report of the latest twist in the Hillary Clinton email saga. “Wow! The State Department said it has identified 30 Security Incidents involving current or former employees and their handling of Crooked Hillary Clinton’s Emails. This is really big,”…MORE

Roy Moore to announce decision on US Senate run amid GOP resistance

Former Judge Roy Moore will reportedly announce whether he’ll run again for Senate on Thursday, after losing his race in 2017 and subsequently the high-profile support of President Donald Trump and Alabama Republican congressmen. The timing of the announcement was first reported by Politico. In 2017, Moore won the GOP nomination for a special election…MORE

Top Russia expert leaving Trump’s National Security Council

Fiona Hill, the top official on Russian affairs at the National Security Council, will depart the Trump administration this summer, according to two people familiar with the matter. Hill, a former Brookings scholar and skeptic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, oversaw rocky Washington-Moscow ties over the past two and a half years. She’s expected to…MORE

Here’s where candidates will be placed at first Democratic debates

The stage is set for the first series of Democratic debates. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will be at the center of the stage during the Thursday night debate in Miami next week, according to NBC, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas…MORE

New poll shows Biden and other top Democrats beating Trump in Florida

As President Donald Trump heads to Florida on Tuesday to officially declare his reelection bid in 2020, he’s trailing multiple top Democratic candidates in the battleground Sunshine State, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. Former Vice President Joe Biden bests Trump in a hypothetical matchup for the general election, by 50% to 41%. This includes…MORE

Donald Trump’s secret 2020 weapon

Two days before President Donald Trump was set to formally kick off his 2020 campaign in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday night, the crowds began to gather. By the morning of the big day, thousands of people were milling around — in swampy, high 80s heat with rain in the forecast– with nine hours remaining until…MORE

Trump launches 2020 bid with familiar refrains on immigration and trade

President Donald Trump formally launched his reelection campaign Tuesday night, rallying supporters with a speech that made clear he plans to run on the same formula that narrowly delivered him the presidency in 2016. He railed against illegal immigration and promised mass deportations. He pledged to negotiate a winning trade deal with China, or walk…MORE

Donald Trump just keeps ‘joking’ about serving more than 2 terms as president

President Donald Trump sure does have a strange sense of humor. Take his regular “jokes” about the possibility of extending his time in office beyond the Constitutionally-mandated two four-year terms. Here’s the latest example, from Trump’s Twitter feed over the weekend: “A poll should be done on which is the more dishonest and deceitful newspaper,…MORE

Top Trump trade negotiator tries to sell skeptical Democrats on NAFTA replacement

From the start, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has argued he can get Democrats to support President Donald Trump’s replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement. Now it’s time to see if he can deliver. Lighthizer appeared before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday and is set to testify before the House Ways and…MORE